After investigations of a growing brain aneurysm, I need to have brain surgery to put a clip on it to prevent it from bleeding. My Neurosurgeon has told me that due to its growth in the past year, irregular shape and location, this aneurysm has a higher likelihood of rupturing. A rupture at its location, she says will be “catastrophic” for me and doctors don’t tend to exaggerate. If it bleeds, I would suffer significant brain damage and might die.
Over the past week I have slowly been telling my closest friends and family, difficult conversations but important because I know my husband, Jason and I will need support. During one of these conversations I began joking that I should get the doctor to replace the section of skull they cut out with a clear panel and charge people for a peek at the workings of the human brain. Gallows humour, I know, but us Australians are like that.
Whilst laughing at this absurd idea, my friend chimed in with “just like a sky light!” Hence a blog is born.